Modern Railway Systems

Modern Railway Systems is committed to provide each of our customers with the most innovative, cost-effective and safest systems available. Our commitment is to implement these systems in such a manner as to minimize impacts to existing operations and to strive to have our team members function as an integrated team with our customers, their representatives and other contractors involved in our projects.

Our team of seasoned experts is capable of providing a wide range of services to customers in the rail transportation industry. Our primary focus is the train control disciplines, but our capabilities extend to the communications, power distribution and rail operations disciplines as well.

MRS Acquires Modern Manufacturing Limited

MRS recently completed the acquisition of Custom Steel Manufacturing Limited, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Custom Steel is now operating as Modern Manufacturing Limited (MML). MML is a custom manufacturer of high precision metal fabrications, specializing in aluminum, stainless steel, and other high-strength metals. Their success in market leadership and advanced innovation is manifested in its long-standing relationships in the Canadian Class I market. MML provides advanced signaling solutions in the areas of signal masts, signal bridges, cantilevers, instrument houses, LED color light products, and other related railway products.

For more information on MML's products and services, please visit MML's website at

MML's 8-track signal bridge at Union Station in Toronto

Visit MRS in Booth 1043 during the Railway Interchange 2015 Trade Show being held October 4-7 at the Minneapolis Convention Center! Please go to for more information.


MRS Awarded SANDAG's LRT Systems Project

This $120M Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project (MCCTP) is part of the San Diego Association of Government's (SANDAG) CM/GC 1 Projects, the purpose of which is to improve corridor mobility, boost transit ridership and improve connectivity, improve regional air quality, ensure equitable distribution of transit services, provide additional rail capacity, and support opportunities for sustainable development. MCCTP will be a light rail transit (LRT) system owned and operated by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS).

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MRS is capable of delivering turnkey projects from conceptual design through to the maintenance of installed systems. We also have the ability to provide management and supervision of forces supplied by others, depending on the requirements of the owner, project and local union requirements. Key services include:

  • Turnkey construction, including design furnish install and maintain responsibilities
  • Project management
  • Project supervision/superintendence
  • Scheduling and cost control
  • Test planning and management
  • Utility coordination and relocation
  • Safety Certification
  • Maintenance
  • Tie in to existing systems (design/install/test)
  • Systems integration and integration testing
  • FRA and PUC mandated routine maintenance and inspection.

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